Partiality and Issue Conflicts
Article from: TDM 4 (2008), in Arbitrator Bias
Issue conflicts can apparently arise anywhere an individual has decision making power. Consider hapless soccer linesman Ole Hermann Borgan, from Norway. Borgan was excluded from officiating at the European Champions League final in 2006 after he appeared in photographs wearing a Barcelona Football Club shirt. Barcelona was one of the teams contesting the final, against Arsenal. Borgan was deemed incapable of fulfilling his duties impartially. The Union of European Football Association (UEFA)'s statement on Borgan might almost belong in the - soon to be published - compendium of ...